David Oliver (actor)
January 31, 1962|
Concord, California, U.S.
|Died||November 12, 1992
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death
|Complications due to AIDS|
David Oliver (January 31, 1962 – November 12, 1992) was an American stage, film and television actor.
Oliver was one of eight children born to Pat and William Oliver in Concord, California. He began his acting career in 1982. From 1983 to 1985, Oliver played the role of Perry Hutchins on the daytime soap opera Another World. In 1986 he played the role of Sam Gardner in the miniseries A Year in the Life. The miniseries then became a regular series in the fall of 1987 and ran on NBC for one season. Oliver's wife in both the miniseries and regular series was played by a young Sarah Jessica Parker. He also starred in several stage roles including the San Diego Civic Light Opera's productions of The Unsinkable Molly Brown and Li'l Abner. Oliver was also one of the founding members of Young Artists United. Shortly before his death, he had a role in the play Elegies staged at the Canon Theater in Beverly Hills.
On November 12, 1992, Oliver died at his Los Angeles home of complications due to AIDS. He was survived by his parents and his partner, Terry Houlihan. His memorial service was held on November 18 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills.
|1982||Tucker's Witch||Episode: "Abra-Cadaver"|
|1983-1985||Another World||Perry Hutchins||Regular cast member|
|1985||Lady Blue||Josh Viland||Episode: "Beasts of Prey"|
|1986||Santa Barbara||Chad||2 episodes|
|1986||A Year in the Life||Sam Gardner||Miniseries|
|1986||Night of the Creeps||Ken|
|1987-1987||A Year in the Life||Sam Gardner||22 episodes|
|1987||21 Jump Street||Kerry Graham||Episode: "My Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades"|
|1987||If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium||David Swanson||Television movie|
|1988||Defense Play||Scott Denton|
|1988||Deadly Intent||Gallery Extra||Direct-to-video release|
|1989||The Horror Show||Vinnie|
|1989||Protect and Surf||Mike Deegan||Television movie|
|1990||Murder, She Wrote||Jeff Ogden||Episode: "Deadly Misunderstanding"|
|1992||Star Trek: The Next Generation||Young Man||Episode: "Cost of Living"|
|1992||Miracle in the Wilderness||Lt. Reid||Television movie|
- "David Oliver; Featured in TV's 'Year in the Life'". latimes.com. LA Times. November 18, 1992.
- "David Oliver, 30, Dies; A TV and Stage Actor". New York Times. November 19, 1992.
- "AIDS Kills Television Actor". The Bulletin. November 18, 1992. p. 3. Retrieved May 3, 2014.